Beef Chebureki (Deep Fried Beef Dumplings)

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Beef Chebureki (Deep Fried Beef Dumplings)
Cheburek is made from unleavened dough filled with ground meat, onions and spices, fried in oil. It is a common street food in Russia and other former ex-USSR countries. Chebureki can be a nice appetizer or main dish, they look awesome and taste great.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (white)
  • 1/2 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes (or finely chopped fresh parsley)
  • avocado oil (for frying)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
35 minutes
Yield: 7 Servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, sift together sugar, salt (about 1/3 teaspoon) and flour. Add olive oil. Add water to the flour mixture (a small amount at a time) mixing it and kneading dough until it's even, soft and doesn't stick to your hands. Add a little more flour if the dough is sticky, or water if it's stiff. Place the dough aside and prepare the filling.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together ground beef, finely chopped onion and parsley. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and stir in milk.
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3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough until it is about 1/10-1/8 inch (2.5-3mm) thick. Cut circles using a small tea plate. Gather the rest of the dough into a ball and roll again. Repeat until you used all the dough.
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4. Place about 2 tablespoons of the filling on one side of the circle, leaving 1/2 inch (about 1cm) space at the edges.
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5. Fold the other half of the circle over and pinch the edges firmly together using your fingers.
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6. Make sure there is no air inside chebureki and the edges are closed tightly.
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7. In a large skillet, heat the oil for deep frying (it should cover about 1/2 of a cheburek), reduce heat to medium and place 3 or 4 chebureki into oil (depending on the size of your skillet). Fry chebureki on both sides until nicely and evenly brown (about 5 minutes per each side).
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8. Drain on paper towels, let rest for a few minutes. Serve while still hot.
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Guest
I LOVE THE TASTE
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Awesome!

Guest
These taste exactly like the ones I used to drive fifty miles for! Thank you so much ♥️
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alenatrs
Wow, I'm glad to hear you can save some gas and time now )) Enjoy your homemade chebureki! - Alena
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It’s good

Guest
I like meat so great job
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alenatrs
Thank you! :) - Alena
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Great Recipe

Guest
Delicious and simple. We add fresh dill to ours! And we use sour cream, dill, garlic and S And P for a dipping sauce!
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alenatrs
Great addition! Thank you for sharing your tips and feedback. - Alena
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MICHELLE EKECHUKWU
I haven’t tried These yet but I’m very excited to!
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alenatrs
Hope you'll like these as much as we do ;) - Alena
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ORSGHID

Guest
The recipe was very good
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alenatrs
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! - Alena
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Many thanks.

Guest
My grandmother used to make them for me when I was a child. Just loved them. Those and egg noodles and a very white dumpling that was kind of like a perogies but wider and flatter, and of course whiter. I wish I could remember what she called them or know what she made them of.
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alenatrs
That's awesome! I'm not sure about whiter and flatter pierogies, could be khinkali or manti, try googling those, hope it helps :) - Alena
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Guest
Not sure you’ll ever see this, but it sounds a lot as if you’re talking about Swabian maultaschen. Faaaantastic!
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Lovvve

Guest
We have made these a couple times. Tonight we are going to try adding cheese 💞💞💞
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alenatrs
I'm glad this traditional chebureki recipe has become your favorite. Good time to start experimenting! ;) - Alena
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Please use metric

Guest
Great recipe and tastes good. But please put in metric units.
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alenatrs
I currently live in the US, so that's the measuring that I use, the Russian version of this recipe has 'metric units', if you click the flag at the top right corner, it will bring you to that version. Hope it helps! - Alena
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Simple, but good.

Guest
The recipe is simple, easy to follow, and amateur like me can make it. I suggest double the parsley, add green onion for the filling, add 1/2tsp more sugar for the dough, and cook it with room temp oil slowly raising to small-medium heat. Or precook the meat before fill them inside the dough, that way you can make the perfect crust without worrying about the meat being uncooked.
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New favorite food

Guest
I have made this recipe numerous times and every time it has turned out great. I just have some tips (and personal preferences) on this recipe. First off, set your stove around 2/3 of the way to medium. These will burn if they cook in oil that's too hot. Second is that I prefer adding some garlic and an entire onion (instead of 1/2). Overall a very good recipe. I would definitely recommend it who wants to try something different (and absolutely delicious)!
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MICHELLE EKECHUKWU
Thanks I’ll try it for dinner
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Dumplings

Guest
Look very delicious 😋 but how do you know when the meat is done inside the dough?
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alenatrs
I've made these homemade chebureki so many times, when the dough is golden brown, the meat is usually above the minimum safe temperature. If you are hesitating, you can use a meat thermometer to check. But whenever I checked, the meat filling was always at least 175F. - Alena
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Guest
Thank you for your advise, tips and tricks
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alenatrs
You are welcome! :) - Alena
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Guest
best food loved it
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recipe

Guest
awsome taste amazig
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Epic

Guest
I made these for my class while watching a movie, perfect movie snack!
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alenatrs
That sounds awesome! Glad you enjoyed these homemade chebureki! - Alena
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PERFECT

Guest
Loved this! Ive made it several times with this recipe. Always perfected with dipping in mayo like true Slav.
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alenatrs
Great! Thank you for taking time to leave your comment! - Alena
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Germans from Russia

Guest
My German from Russia grandmother made these. We called them fleish kueckle but also were called cheburecki. I am always fascinated by the origins of my family’s food traditions.
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alenatrs
I love that! I'm glad this traditional chebureki recipe brought some nice memories of your grandma! - Alena
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Отличный рецепт

Guest
Спасибо! Очень просто и вкусно
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alenatrs
А Вам огромное спасибо за отзыв :) - Алена
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Guest
I made these for cooking class project because i'm from Russia and people wanted know what Chebureki was and they love it. Thanks for help with recipe.
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alenatrs
You are very welcome! That's a great recipe to cook for the class, good choice! ;) - Alena
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Awsome

Guest
10/10 would eat agian
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Guest
прекрасный вкус, хороший рецепт
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alenatrs
Огромное спасибо! :)
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Guest
I made assorted cheburekis, ones with mashed potato, cheese and bacon in and also ones with fruit hmmmmm...
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alenatrs
Great idea! Enjoy! - Alena
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nice chebreki

Guest
Delicious, nutritional with a lot of health benefits . Excellent recipe
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Finally

Guest
Finally a website that says how to make exactly 1000 chibrikis (bad spelling)
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alenatrs
ha-ha )))
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Guest
Delicious slavic fond 10/10 blyatiful
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Excellent

sarah_friedman
I made this for my family and everyone LOVED it. Now it's in the rotation.
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alenatrs
That's so great to hear, Sarah! All members of my family enjoy these too :) - Alena
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Fantastic recipe! Came out

MollyC
Fantastic recipe! Came out amazing. The recipe is a bit time-consuming, but completely worth all the effort. As someone suggested, will try to use raw tortillas next time, to cut the prep time. Thanks for your great recipes!
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alenatrs
You're very welcome, Molly! Sometimes I also cheat and use raw tortillas, they still turn out great ;) - Alena
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Wow, great recipe!!

MoniKa
I can’t stress enough how good this was- I can't wait to make it again!! I’m really glad I found this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!
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alenatrs
You're welcome, Monika! I'm very happy to hear that these authentic chebureki turned out great! - Alena
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Nice taste and look!

sandypell
Loved it!! I knew my husband wasn't crazy about chebureki but I love them, so I gave this recipe a try. And he loved their taste, too. It's five stars all the way and he asked me to double the recipe next time )
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alenatrs
That's awesome when our husbands love what we wives cook ;) Thanks for sharing! - Alena
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Great idea!

alenatrs
I like the idea of using raw tortillas! Thank you! Will definitely try them sometime!
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My husband's favorite recipe!

vishenka
My husband and I really love this recipe!!! We've used it for a long time. Moreover, I have a secret for lazy people like me ) When I don't have time for the dough - I just use raw tortillas instead. They work great!!! You can find them in the refrigerator section at Walmart (near cream cheese), and Costco should carry them, too.
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